Tundra Biome

By:Brooke Bergeron

What is it like in the Tundra Biome?

This biome is the coldest of them all. It can reach extremely low temperatures and has little precipitation. The quality of the soil is very poor. Therefor, the plants have adapted to the high winds and the non nutrient soil. The tree count in the tundra is very low because the poor soil-nutrition and the ice layers don't allow the roots to grow deep into the ground.
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How are humans helping this biome?

~The WWF is working to preserve the rich biodiversity

~ The Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program "is an international organization established in 1991 to implement components of the Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy".

How are humans hurting this biome?

~All the species are effected by Global Warming and the oil and gas exploration

~The species are also impacted by oil industries and human interaction

~The hunt for fossil fuels and the contaminated water is harmful to the entire arctic ecosystem

Fun Facts

~The word tundra comes from the Finnish word tunturia, which means treeless land

~The two major nutrients in this biome are nitrogen and phosphorus